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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 6:49 am     Reply with quote

Snapped this last night at Jerry Douglas's solo show in Pawling. I've been able to identify most of the equipment: Aura box set at "1" position, tonebone preamp, jamman for backing tracks, Pog for octave lowering, can't really make out the two white pedals or the black pedal to their right if anyone knows. Not sure the purpose of the volume pedal. His set list shows the songs he used the jamman for backing tracks on.





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Brad Bechtel


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 6:57 am     Reply with quote

Two Boss DD-3 Digital Delay pedals but I cannot tell what the small pedal might be.
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Mike Neer


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:01 am     Reply with quote

The small pedal is a TC Electronics Ditto looper.
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:04 am     Reply with quote

Mike Neer wrote:
The small pedal is a TC Electronics Ditto looper.

BTW, I just listed one of those for sale in the Forum today...
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:06 am     Reply with quote

what is the boss pedal to the left of the Digital Delay? Brad are you saying the both are digital delays? the one to the left has different writing on the top
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:53 am     Reply with quote

Looks like the one to the right is a DD-7 and the one to the left is a DD-3

https://www.boss.info/us/products/dd-3/
https://www.boss.info/us/products/dd-7/
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 8:07 am     Reply with quote

the volume like pedal is a Digitech Whammy Pitch Pedal
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 8:51 am     Reply with quote

Here is the full list : The JD Fishman Aura set at the 1 position with full volume and blend at 100%. A Boss dd-3 and a boss dd-7, a TC Electronics Ditto looper, a POG octave pedal, a Digitech Whammy Pitch Pedal, a Tonebone pre-amp and a Digitech Jamman.

Someone pointed out that he has the two delays so he can switch between different delay settings without reaching over to change the settings.

Any idea why he would have 2 loopers and why the Whammy Pitch pedal?


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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 9:15 am     Reply with quote

about an hour of last night's show now online https://www.facebook.com/darylshouseclub/videos/1648199431912725/
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Jerry Overstreet


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 1:08 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for that video Bill. Great stuff. I only had time to watch about the first half for now.

The part that he said he hated on the first song, sounded pretty good to me, but what do I know? I guess at his level one can be more discriminating.

I didn't see much going on with him kicking the pedal board. I guess he set his plugged in volume and stuff and left it.

Great demonstration of delay, looping effects etc. on the What If tune though.

Thanks again for the link.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 1:15 pm     Reply with quote

Jerry, the only thing I saw him hitting was the jamman. He used it on about 4 or 5 songs: Besides What If, he used it on Hey Joe, the tom waits tune 2:19, in fact every tune he sang on.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 2:55 pm     Reply with quote

Yeah, I guess he had prerecorded stuff in the jamman to accompany the tunes.

Must have been a real treat to have been there. What a innovator and master musician.
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Joe Breeden


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 3:53 pm     Reply with quote

I'm not really up on sound systems, so could someone comment on the mike just above his instrument. Thanks Joe
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Mark Eaton


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:00 pm     Reply with quote

The vocal mic and the instrument mic are from a company in Portland, Oregon called Ear Trumpet Labs, and they have become the hottest thing since sliced bread among a certain percentage of the musician population. Like roots, bluegrass, acoustic oriented folks. Jerry Douglas has been perhaps the leading "flag bearer."

You can learn all about them here:

http://www.eartrumpetlabs.com/
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Allan Haley


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:22 pm     Reply with quote

My band got to use Ear Trumpet condensers this summer at a show in BC. Beautiful mics but too much $$ to own ourselves.
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Jim Fogarty


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Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 7:28 pm     Reply with quote

That's really cool, thanks. He definitely makes a solo show work.

I have to say, though........maybe it's just me, but that's the FIRST time I ever heard Jerry be even slightly "pitchy". Maybe he was nervous or something, there were a bunch of times where he's definitely playing a bit flat.

Actually encouraging to know that even such a brilliant virtuoso can be human!!
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 10:19 pm     Reply with quote

He was definitely a bit sloppy during the show. But I'd rather listen to Jerry at his sloppiest than anyone else on the planet.
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Terry VunCannon


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Post Posted 12 Dec 2017 1:54 pm     Reply with quote

This was JD's board a few years ago...

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Mark Eaton


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Post Posted 12 Dec 2017 2:20 pm     Reply with quote

That's more than a few years ago Terry, I'd say like 10 years ago.

Pre Fishman JD Aura pedal.
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Joe Breeden


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Post Posted 13 Dec 2017 9:49 am     Reply with quote

I'm confused. For that set, did he use his pedal board, or the ear trumpet mike, or a combination? Just curious Joe
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Mark Eaton


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Post Posted 13 Dec 2017 10:30 am     Reply with quote

No doubt it was a combination otherwise I can't imagine why it would be on stage.

The Fishman Nashville pickup run through the Fishman Aura Jerry Douglas pedal has of course changed everything when it comes to dobro amplification but on a scale of 1 to 10 you still have to give the edge to a quality microphone.

When I saw Jerry with his full band a month ago @ Slim's in San Francisco - no mic on the guitar - which is his setup the vast majority of the time over the past several years. But it was also a full band consisting of aside from JD on dobro and lap steel: electric guitar, standup acoustic bass, drums, fiddle, and two horn players.

The subtleties of an instrument mic would have gotten lost in the shuffle with that band. And they were pretty loud.

A way different deal with just yourself up there and a resonator guitar.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Post Posted 13 Dec 2017 10:42 am     Reply with quote

All that effects and tracked loop stuff was coming from the pedal board and the mic was positioned at the guitar so I'm sure he was using all of those.

One thing I find curious is that I didn't see any way of controlling the volume from his position. Seems that with all of that going on with the electronics, there would have to be some variation in volume throughout the set and a need to adjust it as needed for his monitor if nothing else.

I noticed the volume pedal in the photo of the old rig.
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